Minden man arrested for domestic abuse

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Minden man has been arrested by police for domestic abuse batter with child endangerment.

Joshua Miles, 26, of the 40 block of College St., reportedly fled the scene at his home after Minden Police were dispatched there on a domestic disturbance call.

Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Anthony Miller and officers Jason Lee and Lita Hopkins responded to the call.

“Ofc. Miller and Off. Hopkins were able to apprehend Miles not too far from his home,” Cropper said. “The female victim told officers she and Miles had been engaging in minor verbal altercations throughout the day. Miles then struck her in the chin area with a closed fist, causing her to start bleeding from the mouth.”

The victim reportedly ran next door to her mother’s house and called police.

“There was a 10-month-old child present in the residence at the time the crime was committed,” said the chief. “The couple had been in an intimate relationship for approximately one year and 10 months and had been living together for about a year.”

Cropper said Miles has a history of domestic abuse, and the victim said he occasionally uses Methamphetamine and Marijuana.